The Obamas Send Beautiful Handwritten Letter To Parkland Students, ‘We Will Be There For You’

Barack and Michelle Obama just sent a beautiful handwritten letter to the student survivors-turned-activists in Parkland, Florida. “You’ve helped awaken the conscience of the nation.”

On Wednesday, Mic published a great letter written by former President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. The letter was written on March 10th and was sent to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who have turned into student activists for gun control following the mass shooting at their school last month.

The letter reads,

10 March 2018

To the students of Parkland —

We wanted to let you know how inspired we have been by the resilience, resolve and solidarity that you have all shown in the wake of unspeakable tragedy.

Not only have you supported and comforted each other, but you’ve helped awaken the conscience of the nation, and challenged decision-makers to make the safety of our children the country’s top priority.

Throughout our history, young people like you have led the way in making America better. There may be setbacks; you may sometimes feel like progress is too slow in coming. But we have no doubt you are going to make an enormous difference in the days and years to come, and we will be there for you.

Barack Obama Michelle Obama

The Obamas also reached out to the Parkland students right after the tragedy. President Obama tweeted the day after the shooting, “We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless.”

Since the shooting, the students of Stoneman Douglas have been working hard organizing a massive protest for gun control planned for Saturday in D.C. They are expecting more than 500,000 people to participate in the March for Our Lives.

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